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Russell Brand

South Africa Banned Me!

11/15/2013 12:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Brand won't be tickling the funny bone of South Africans anytime soon ... 'cause the comedian just learned he's not allowed in the country.

Brand tweeted about the ban today saying his people thought things had been worked out with S.A. officials ... but when Russell landed, airport staff said he couldn't stay.

It's unclear why he's not allowed in South Africa ... but the "Get Him to the Greek" star claimed the same thing happened to him in Canada back in '11.

Maybe they had a problem with "African Child"??

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craig    

He wasn't banned. He came here without enough open pages in his passport. It's that simple. And that's not some random South African law. That's international travel rules.

251 days ago
32.

NOT ELMO    

Russell Brand
South Africa Banned Me!........................HAHAHAHA

251 days ago
33.

some guy    

I think the real reason is South Africa doesn't like having people that look like homeless, transient vagrants within its borders.

250 days ago
34.

MC GRUNT    

Who? I like Yahoo Serious better; he was way more talented and had a longer career.

250 days ago
35.

elpablo    

I still have absolutely no idea how this moron became famous. He should be banned everywhere.

250 days ago
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James420    

I think he was misidentified as a different banned woman

250 days ago
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drilly    

He was not banned, his passport didnt have any black pages, so he was stopped from boarding the plane in Londoon http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2013-11-18-so-russell-brand-do-you-really-think-south-africans-are-fools/#.UonLF8Rwovl

249 days ago
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christine lessing    

He was not denied entry into SA. He never even boarded the flight! A London Airline prevented him getting on the plane as he did not have enough pages in his passport, as for all international travel...

249 days ago
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